Celebrating Great Taste Awards Win 2023

Celebrating Great Taste Awards Win 2023

Sheffield Dragon is extremely pleased to announce 3 of it's products have been awarded the prestigious stars at the Great Taste Awards for 2023 in the chilli and hot sauces category. 

The Great Taste Awards 2023

In the realm of gastronomy, where flavours, textures, and aromas intertwine to create exceptional culinary experiences, one accolade stands above the rest - The Great Taste Awards.

Often referred to as the "Oscars" of the food and drink world, these awards celebrate the finest and most delectable creations, offering a prestigious platform for producers to showcase their mastery of flavours.

In this blog, we'll delve into the essence of the Great Taste Awards, explore our path to victory, and understand the significance of this esteemed recognition.

What Are the Great Taste Awards?

The Great Taste Awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, are an annual celebration of outstanding food and drink products.

Since its inception in 1994, these awards have garnered immense respect and admiration in the culinary world.

The awards encompass a wide array of categories, including everything from artisanal cheeses, gourmet chocolates, and specialty teas to premium wines, sauces, and preserves.

How Do You Win It?

Winning a Great Taste Award is no small feat. The awards are judged through a rigorous blind-tasting process, where products are sampled by panels of expert judges, including chefs, food critics, restaurateurs, and food writers.

These judges are selected for their impeccable taste buds and their ability to discern the nuances of flavours and textures.

During the judging process, each product is evaluated solely on its own merit, without any preconceived notions. Judges are instructed to focus on the taste, aroma, texture, and overall quality of the product.

They assign ratings in terms of stars - three stars being the highest accolade, followed by two and one star(s). Products that receive one star are deemed "simply delicious," two stars signify "outstanding," and three stars indicate "exquisite."

What Does It Mean to Win?

To secure even a single star such as our Hot Fuzzz and Liquid Fire hot sauces in the Great Taste Awards is a remarkable achievement, as it signifies that the product has been endorsed by a panel of discerning experts.

The two and three-star ratings are reserved for products that have truly impressed the judges, showcasing an exceptional level of craftsmanship and innovation.

Our Renegade Mango was awarded 2 stars as it stands out among thousands of entries, highlighting the dedication of producers to their craft and their commitment to delivering remarkable taste experiences.

Winning a Great Taste Award bestows several invaluable benefits upon producers. It provides a platform for increased visibility and recognition within the food and drink industry.

This means the prestigious award logo can be displayed on our packaging, conveying a seal of approval that resonates with consumers seeking high-quality products.

The recognition gained from the awards often leads to enhanced marketability, expanded distribution, and an overall boost to a brand's reputation.


The Great Taste Awards stand as a testament to the artistry and passion that goes into creating exceptional food and drink.

These awards serve as a spotlight for producers who are dedicated to perfecting their craft and delivering unparalleled taste experiences.

To win a Great Taste Award is to earn a place among the culinary elite, to have one's product celebrated for its exceptional flavor, and to inspire future innovations in the realm of gastronomy.

So, whether you're a food lover seeking exceptional flavors or a producer striving for culinary excellence, the Great Taste Awards remain a beacon of distinction in the world of food and drink. 

You can see the full list of winners of the 2023 awards here.

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